Named after the defensive structure Fort George, built by the British East India Company, Fort is one of Mumbai’s most bustling areas, and was the cultural and commercial centre of the city in the 18th century. The area is filled with shops, cafés and, of course, restaurants. From traditional Parsi eating houses to trendy international dining, we explore the best restaurants in Mumbai’s historic Fort area.
Jimmy Boy is the place to go for authentic Parsi cuisine. Parsis are of Iranian descent, largely being Zoroastrians who fled from Iran to India during the 17th century Arab invasion. Unique and delicious, Parsi cuisine is a wonderful amalgamation of Persian and Indian flavours. Located in a quaint little place in Mumbai’s fort area, Jimmy Boy is an adorable restaurant with wooden tiled furnishings giving a vintage feel to the ambiance.
Address: Vikas Building, 11 Bank Street, Off Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2270 0880
Popular among students, 5 Spice is the of place to head to after endless college lectures. Brightly lit and with simple a interior, it is the perfect hangout spot. 5 Spice is famous for its generosity when it comes to portions, rejecting many restaurants’ small, fancy presentation in favor of delicious, abundant dishes. The cuisine is largely Chinese-inspired, with mouthwatering options such as sizzled chilli prawns and Mongolian chicken.
Address: 296/A, Sangli Bank Building, Behind Old Reserve Bank, Perin Nariman St, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2266 4543
Mamagoto is a vivaciously colorful place, a real treat to the eyes with their bright, fun décor and color splashed everywhere. Mamagoto means ‘to play with food’, and that is exactly what Mamagoto does. Their signature dishes include their tweak on the traditional Malaysian laksa, filled with flavourful coconut, lemongrass and fresh chillies.
Address: Shop No 5, Surya Mahal Building, B Bharucha Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 80 4093 7237